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Archive for the ‘Cornish Issues’ Category

Industrial-scale tax avoidance and political influence by second homers must be stopped

Posted on: 19th January 2018

Former MP and housing campaigner, Andrew George, (who led the campaign to get rid of the Council Tax subsidy for second home owners nearly twenty years ago) is calling on Cornwall Council and the Government to clamp down on what he calls “industrial scale tax avoidance” and “preferential electoral influence” by second home owners in […]

Cornwall’s Recipe for Success

Posted on: 24th November 2015

In this, the second of two articles, former West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, examines the ongoing fight, between Cornwall and Westminster over who should decide the political and economic future of the land and the people living and working west of the River Tamar. Download full article > Published in Cornish World, 24 November 2015

Daring To Believe

Posted on: 15th September 2015

From heralding ‘heroic failure’ to celebrating success In this, the first of two articles, former West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, hails the successful campaigns which he asserts have secured significant progress in the promotion of Cornwall’s distinctiveness during the last couple of decades. Download full article > Published in Cornish World, 15 September 2015

Patient safety to be compromised as nurses lose out to bean counters once again – George

Posted on: 5th June 2015

Health campaigner, Andrew George, has warned that the decision of NHS chiefs to shelve work on safe registered nurse staffing levels on acute hospital wards would add to concerns about patient safety, lead to more excess and avoidable deaths and place intolerable stress on nurses who would leave the profession leading to greater dependence on […]

Still “Standing Up”; not walking away

Posted on: 12th May 2015

Post Election STATEMENT 1.     THANK YOU Thank you to the many people who helped and supported our campaign.  I am sorry that we were not able to get a better outcome. Also many thanks to the hundreds of people who have contacted me since the result was announced to express their disappointment and to offer ongoing […]

Time to put green policy high on agenda

Posted on: 31st March 2015

Andrew and the panel at the open meeting   In one of his last acts as Member of Parliament before becoming the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency he has represented since 1997, Andrew George held a large open meeting in the lecture theatre at Penwith College with environmental experts to “work for a greener […]

Penzance breakwater – consultation underway

Posted on: 27th March 2015

Andrew George and Jonathan Burnett   Comments and suggestions welcome The Penzance Harbour Working Party yesterday (Thursday 26th March) held a roundtable meeting with key stakeholders to discuss the future of Penzance Harbour and seafront at St Clare, Penzance. The Harbour Working Group Party which was set up by Andrew George MP a year ago, […]

Our paramedic heroes deserve more support

Posted on: 27th March 2015

Andrew George meets from left to right SWASFT Operations Office Geoff Griffin, SWASFT Paramedic John Veall,  SWASFT Operation Manager West Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Steve Small.   West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, this week savaged ‘the political class generally’ for undermining the morale of NHS staff – doctors, nurses, paramedics – who were as […]

Treloyhan “refer back” is vindication

Posted on: 25th March 2015

  St Ives MP, Andrew George, said this week that the decision of Cornwall Council to refer the controversial Treloyhan Manor application back to the Western Area Planning Committee for re-consideration is a vindication of both local residents who have raised concerns about inconsistencies in the handling of the Treloyhan Manor application and his own […]

Petition: George pledges to scrap “Bedroom Tax” in next Parliament

Posted on: 25th March 2015

Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, yesterday presented a petition signed by over one thousand constituents to Parliament to protest against David Cameron’s block of his Private Members Bill to scrap the “Bedroom Tax”. He said he was determined to get it through in the next Parliament. On presenting the […]